On July 24th, we celebrate International Self-Care Day. This day was established in 2011, and the focus is on the awareness of the importance of self-care and empowering people with the knowledge and ability on how to be active participants in their own wellness.
There are many health-related issues that people can prevent, test for, as well as treat themselves, and the list of the conditions that self-care can care for continues to grow. International Self-Care Day helps enable and further health literacy and knowledge to help individuals be proactive with their own health and well-being with evidence-driven self-care steps.
The World Health Organization has determined that there are at least 400 million people worldwide who don’t have access to the most basic and essential health services. International Self-Care day is about recognizing and acknowledging the need for innovative health strategies that go beyond traditional models for healthcare.